Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson’s death ruled overdose, officials say

BALTIMORE — An autopsy has revealed that NFL player Jaylon Ferguson died from a fatal overdose of fentanyl and cocaine, the medical examiner’s office announced Friday.

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A spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Baltimore Sun that no written report is yet available, but that the death had been ruled accidental from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Ferguson’s death June 22, and the Baltimore police confirmed that they were investigating what they had called a “questionable death,” as we reported at the time. Police had said there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

Ferguson’s agent declined to comment Friday, The Baltimore Banner reported.

An Instagram post by Ferguson’s fiancée, Doni Smith, says there is a celebration of his life planned for Saturday, July 2 in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

A statement from Ferguson’s family after his death asked for privacy, saying it is “one of the darkest moments in our lives,” The Baltimore Sun reported.

Ferguson, a standout at Louisiana Tech, was drafted by Baltimore in the third round of the 2019 draft, and was nicknamed “Sack Daddy,” CNN reported.